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The Dancing Magpie-bookcover

By: Marina Kretova

The Dancing Magpie

Pages: 32 Ratings: 5.0
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The Dancing Magpie, which you are holding in your hands, is written by the well-known and award-winning writer Marina Kretova. The purpose of the book is to adapt the child to the processes of life and help him learn to find contact with the natural world and with people. This simple and easy-to-read book shows how parents can develop a child in a fun way and prepare them for social interaction.

It is written in the genre of short, funny stories that combine fantasy with reality and serve the purpose of building moral ideals and improving family communication and understanding. They are also pleasant bedtime stories.

The book will be useful to children as well as parents and grandparents.

Marina Kretova is a professional writer and journalist, a well-known author of historical novels, contemporary stories, and lyrics to musical hits. Marina has Slavic and Balkan roots in her ancestry. Since childhood, her main passion has been writing stories and traveling. Until now, she has retained a childlike, direct view of the world, which is why children love her stories.


Marina chose the ‘Green Continent’ - Australia - for her life. She is Aussie now, and it is here that she wrote the book The Dancing Magpie. Her main character is a little, curious girl Sonya. She discovers the world around her by fantasizing and asking questions. And her father, mother, and grandmother, by answering her questions, help her learn about the world and socialize.


This book will be the first in a series of children’s books that Marina conceived to write.

Customer Reviews
4 reviews
4 reviews
  • Anonymous

    "The Dancing Magpie" by Marina Kretova is a fascinating read for children and adults. The book is written on behalf of a charming and naive girl, Sonia, who discovers the world around her. And we, unwittingly following her, look at the world through her eyes, sometimes with a smile, sometimes with surprise. The book reads very easily and with great interest - ten small stories, ten wonderful stories about Australian nature and way of life. This is absolutely positive literature that teaches love, kindness, and respect for people and the surrounding world. The talented text by Marina Krestova is successfully complemented by beautiful illustrations by Alexandra Kay. Its printing is impeccable - paper, font and layout are at the highest level. Such a book is pleasant to hold in your hands, it is interesting to read in a family circle and to give as a gift.

  • Viktoriia Pustynnikova

    this book is a little diamond, interesting not only to my children but also to myself, I read it with great pleasure and interest, thanks to the author for a wonderful work

  • Rebecca O'Connor

    At last! Something to satisfy children and adults alike! You cannot go past this little gem of a book for imagination and child-like wonder. Broken up into 10 little stories, the reader can walk with the protagonist, Sonya, as she learns, and finds her place in her environment - her place within the beautiful nature of Australia, and within her family and society at large. Whilst educational, the messages and stories are simple, fun and enchanting! It is written from a child’s perspective, so children can readily connect to little Sonya’s experiences. Certainly a great idea for a present to a loved one, or for anyone who values ‘good books’ in their children’s book collection! Our copy of this book is already much loved!

  • Maya

    " 'Dancing Magpie' by Marina Kretova is an absolute delight! The enchanting tales take young readers on a magical journey filled with joy and discovery. The vibrant illustrations bring the charming characters and the enchanting world of the magpie to life, capturing the imagination of both children and adults alike. The story's positive messages about friendship, courage, and the beauty of being oneself make 'Dancing Magpie' a heartwarming and uplifting read. This book is a treasure that entertains and imparts valuable lessons in the most delightful way. Kretova has truly crafted a gem that will be cherished by young readers for generations to come!"

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